Army Wellness Center ‘Open House’ highlights Heart Health Month

| February 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ramee Opperude,

USAHC-Schofield Barracks
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The Army Wellness Center (AWC) will host an Open House on Schofield Barracks to highlight their services in 2018 from 1:30-3 p.m. on Feb. 22.

“2018 is set to be an exciting year for the Army Wellness Center at Schofield Barracks as we strive to continue to serve those within the Army Community”, said Amber Mowry, Director, Schofield Barracks Army Wellness Center. To pinpoint what I most look forward to, that would have to be having the AWC continuing to host the Executive Leader Readiness Program (XL-RP) “The XL-RP is designed to be a comprehensive care and a seamless experience for senior leaders and their spouses.

The XL-RP is a newly implemented program at USAHC-SB and I look forward to watching it gain momentum and expand to other installations”, added Mowry.

AWC services are available to active duty military personnel from all branches, their family members and dependents, retirees and Department of the Army civilians, and consist of health assessment reviews, metabolic testing, healthy nutrition education, exercise testing, stress management education, weight management, biometric screening and general wellness education.

“The programs at the AWC are designed with the Soldier and their family members in mind, said Mowry. “Often, couples attend classes together and share their health goals which help to create a positive climate for behavior change within the family unit.”

The staff at AWC specializes in meeting clients where they are at with their goals and helps them identify barriers along with creating a plan forward.

“The AWC is excited to invite clients to join Relay Health with us. Clients who are connected with us through Relay Health’s secure messaging system will have online access to our Health Promotion Technicians and Health Educators”, said Kelli-Ann Wong, Health Promotion Technician, Army Wellness Center. “We will be able to assist with goal setting and answer questions clients may have about their general health.”

“Overall we are having a positive impact assisting soldiers maintain and improve their readiness, get off Army Body Composition programs, and return back to duty after injuries/surgery for physical fitness. We have many soldiers and dependents who have benefitted from our biofeedback sessions, where we work one on one with stress management techniques”, added Wong.

While attending the open house at the Army Wellness Center, Ms. Joan Benitez- Martinez from the Wounded Warrior program will be instructing an outdoor yoga class.

Parking is available in the front the building at Bldg. 647, 156 Lewis Street and the Sgt. Smith Theater. AWC has marked stalls for clients in the front parking lot near the Army Wellness Center. There is also additional parking behind the building.


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